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Since its inception, the Iowa West Foundation's grant program has awarded more than $300 million to improve the quality of life in our region. These stories highlight some of these grants and show the impact they make on our community.

Recent Featured Grants

Grants at Work

Investing in the Community's Future

April 29, 2013

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We know the future of any community rests in part on the promise and potential of its youth. That is why the Iowa West Foundation supports programs which build a continuum of access and excellence for students — from preschool through adult learning.

Over the last 10 years, $12.7 million in grants have been awarded throughout Pottawattamie County for all-day preschool programs in public school districts.

The goal is to provide quality programs for at-risk four-year old children. All teachers are fully licensed and certified to teach preschool age children, and these teachers are supported by trained paraprofessionals. In addition, the districts have adopted a curriculum framework, which uses an active learning approach and monitors ongoing development.


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